More and more women are reclaiming their voice and their leadership by stepping more fully in all arenas – whether that’s starting businesses, entering politics, social activism or shattering the glass ceiling.
More and more companies are investing in women because they recognize that 80% of consumer decision makers are female, and when there is more diversity, it can increase your financial returns by 35%. Not only is closing the gender gap the right thing to do, it’s also good for business.
However, we know that the numbers are still stacked against women. Fortune 500 CEO’s are still only 5% women and female executives make up only 14% of senior management positions. Women still make only 77 cents on the dollar and in the US we still see considerable challenges as it relates to maternity/paternity leave. And sadly, as we’ve seen with the #MeToo movement, gender discrimination and sexual harassment are realities that many women still grapple with in the workplace.